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API Developer

Gravy Analytics

Gravy Analytics

Software Engineering
Ashburn, VA, USA
Posted on Thursday, July 11, 2024

Unacast is a global location intelligence and insights company transforming our understanding of human activity in the physical world. Using state-of-the-art machine learning and artificial intelligence, Unacast extracts valuable information from location data, delivering trustworthy, reliable, and privacy-friendly location intelligence. Companies across industries, at every stage of growth, rely on Unacast’s actionable human mobility insights to make more informed decisions that better align with the world around them.

Are you a Software Developer passionate about APIs?

At Unacast, we believe in agile, self-organizing teams that create valuable products, innovate and use the latest proven technologies. As a Software Developer for one of our most important product teams, you will play a vital role in advancing our APIs and driving our mission forward.

We are hiring for a Software Developer with experience in APIs

At Unacast, we are on a mission to revolutionize location-based insights, exploring how people interact with the physical world. Privacy is baked into everything we do so we have partnered with highly-trusted, privacy friendly data providers. Within the industry of location data, we have taken a customer-first approach, teaming up with highly-trusted, privacy friendly data providers. Unacast’s APIs are built to provide valuable analytics across very large data sets, enlightening our customers to the “needle in a haystack” of big data. Our aim is to be the go-to leaders in location data, and we are now looking for a Software Developer to join our effort.

The position is for our API team, which is responsible for building the infrastructure that our customers utilize to harness the power of Unacast’s products. The APIs built and maintained by the API team are the core building blocks of our data offering.

What you will be doing

  • Design, develop, and maintain high-quality APIs to support various applications and services.
  • Implement API solutions that adhere to industry best practices in terms of scalability, performance, and security.
  • Ensure APIs are well-documented, including clear usage instructions and examples.
  • Monitor API performance and troubleshoot issues, implementing necessary optimizations.
  • Stay updated on emerging technologies and trends in API development, recommending improvements and advancements to our current API ecosystem.
  • Participate in code reviews, providing constructive feedback to ensure code quality and maintainability.
  • Contribute to the overall architecture and design of our API strategy, aligning with business objectives.
  • Collaborate with internal and external other stakeholders to gather requirements and understand use cases as needed.

Who we think you are

  • Minimum of 4 years of relevant software development experience
  • Proven experience as an API Developer or similar role, with a strong understanding of REST API design principles and best practices.
  • Proficiency in programming languages such as Java, Scala, Python, SQL or other similar programming languages.
  • Demonstrate excellent SQL database skills ranging from database initial creation and design, table design, automated load and maintenance processes, and efficient querying.
  • Proficiency working in Amazon Web Services (AWS) and utilizing its many services.
  • Experience processing data efficiently in JSON and GeoJSON.
  • Proficiency in Agile methodologies.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with a focus on delivering high-quality solutions.
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills, with the ability to work effectively in a team environment.
  • Fluency in English.

... and it is a positive if

  • You are familiar with AWS Elastic Container Service for application deployment or AWS X-Ray for debugging.
  • Experience working with Snowflake SQL.
  • Experience with data analytics and data visualization.
  • You have experience working with geospatial data.
  • You are team and customer service oriented, innovative, open-minded to the solution set, and driven to deliver solutions that meet or exceed requirements.
  • You believe that simple approaches are better than complex, whenever possible.

What we expect of you

  • Demonstrate a proactive and entrepreneurial mindset
  • Contribute to a positive and enjoyable work environment
  • We are a startup, so things change fast, you need to be agile and proactive on this journey
  • Work closely with internal and external stakeholders to translate that input into product value through our Unacast APIs

Other Info

This a remote position that may require occasional travel. Preference for candidates on EST or CST time zones who reside in the following states: CT, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, MD, MI, MN, NJ, NY, NC, PA, SC, TX, VA, WV

We offer competitive salaries and benefits and unlimited PTO. The typical base salary range for this role is $100,000 to $130,000. Ranges are based on various factors including the labor market, job type, job level, internal equity and budget. Exact salary offers will be determined by factors such as the candidate's skills, qualifications, experience and geographic location.

Unacast is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, creed, disability, ethnicity, gender identity or expression, marital status, national origin, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Unacast is committed to making the job application process accessible to everyone. If you are living with a disability (visible or not visible), we will provide a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process. To request an accommodation in connection with the application or recruiting process, please contact Human Resources at 703-840-8850. All information you provide will be kept confidential and will be used only to the extent required to provide needed reasonable accommodations.

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